Sunday, 1 May 2016

Saddhamani in the garden

Saddhamani in the garden this morning working on a flower bed. 
He is from France and has also worked as the housekeeper, cook, guest master and bookkeeper.


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

norwich views

Some photos of Norwich taken on trips to town in the past couple of weeks.

Quay Side - part of the riverside walk. 

 Plantation Garden on Earlham Road - a secluded and peaceful garden.

 The Roman Catholic cathedral of St John the Baptist

View of Norwich Castle in the distance and the War Memorial in the foreground. In between can be seen the coloured rooftops of the market stalls and part of the city centre shopping area beyond.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

after lunch

Photos of my mother, Margaret and myself taken after lunch today - in the Coastguard Cafe on the cliffs overlooking Tramore Bay. I planned to take the late afternoon coach to Dublin and had my things in the car, ready to be dropped off at the bus-stop. Before leaving I also had the chance to take a long walk on the beach, and of course, I took photos along the way.

Monday, 24 August 2015

botanic gardens dublin

This morning is blue skies and sunshine in stark contrast to yesterday, when the skies were grey and it rained all day. After breakfast with Vajrashura (just back from the UK and Sangharakshita's 90th birthday celebration), I thought I might spend an hour in the Botanic Gardens before coming back to the house for a rest and lunch before going into town, and then on to St. Luke's hospital to see my mother. The men's community in Phibsborough is about 20 minutes walk time to the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. I enjoyed a ramble around the gardens and glasshouses, and it brought back memories of previous visits, and of Aksobhin in particular.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

dublin views

The LUAS tram crossing O'Connell Street

St. Stephen's Green

Bicycles on Eden Quay

O'Connell Street paving

The Royal Canal


G.P.O. in O'Connell Street

Monday, 29 June 2015

vapourer moth caterpillar

The larva of the Vapourer Moth (orgyia antiqua) is colourful and very spiky and, as I discovered while  trying to take some photographs, can move quite quickly over foliage. For some shots the caterpillar was moving and for a few stopped moving to feed. While found over much of Britain, and particularly in the south, I only had my first sighting recently in the garden (seven miles south-east of Norwich, U.K.)